Meet the Volunteers: Megan Schosboek

At NY Creative Interns, we love our volunteers. These individuals are the ones who track down the internships, write the articles, and help make every event a success. We’ll be introducing you to a new member of the team each Friday to help you get to know them.

Megan Nell Schosboek is a native Pacific North-Westerner who has more recently become a resident of Brooklyn. A freelance Designer and Illustrator, she has a BA in Art from the University of Oregon. For as long as she can remember, Megan has had a passion for design & art. She also has a strong fancy for marketing, quality media, antiques, food, and traveling. For fun, she runs a shop on Etsy, and an Essay Blog (Nostalgia Pressé) where she works under the alias Shenelligans, which is mix of shenanigans and her middle name, Nell.

What made you want to volunteer for NY Creative Interns?
I found NY Creative Interns about a month after moving to the city, and made a few friends early on. Volunteering became a natural way for being involved in making great things happen with awesome people. They don’t just chat and have a good time, they have a good time and get stuff done!

What has been your favorite event so far?
My favorite event is by far the Spring 2012 Find and Follow Your Passion Conference. I learned a lot and was really exposed to great things in the creative industries; it left me buzzing with enthusiasm and positivity for days. It also felt awesome not just to attend, but be a part of the success of the conference on some level. I look forward to volunteering at the next conference in November 2012.

If you could hear anyone speak at a future NY Creative Interns event, who would it be?
Jessica Hische and Louise from Louise Fili Ltd. Their work is so beautiful and flawless.

How many internships have you had, and where?
I have had one internship through here in New York, which is an online magazine and network about all things DIY and celebratory, owned by 1-800 Flowers. I did not find it through NY Creative Interns, but have since introduced them to NY Creative Interns, which they now use. During college, I worked as the Art Director for a property management firm for three and a half years.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Be yourself.

It’s 3pm on a Tuesday afternoon. What are you doing?
My day job is working as an assistant, so I do a variety of tasks each day, from delivering antiques to deposits at the bank, to editing catalogues for the MET.

Feel free to contact Megan through email at shenelligans [at] gmail [dot] com. You can also check out her portfolio and Facebook page, or connect with her through LinkedIn and Twitter. Feel free to leave comments for her below.

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